(NASHVILLE, TN) - August 24, 2020 - Entertainment One celebrates 4-wins at the virtual broadcast of the 35th Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Entertainment One’s own Jonathan McReynolds co-hosted the biggest night in gospel music alongside Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne.
Gospel legend John P. Kee's I Made It Out delivered three Stellar Awards for Traditional Male Vocalist, Traditional Album of the Year and Traditional Choir of the Year. JJ Hairston (JamesTown/Entertainment) won Praise & Worship Album of the Year for Miracle Worker.
“Winning Praise & Worship Album of the Year for Miracle Worker was really special for us, because we intentionally write, record and release reachable praise & worship music that our churches can sing. Therefore, it’s great to see that our intentions and our music are being recognized and rewarded. We’re truly grateful,” shares JJ Hairston.
A complete list of Entertainment One’s wins can be seen below:
CATEGORY #13 - TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
CATEGORY #17 - TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I Made It Out; John P. Kee; Entertainment One
CATEGORY #20 - TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
John P. Kee; I Made It Out; Entertainment One
CATEGORY #28 - PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Miracle Worker; JJ Hairston; JamesTown Music / Entertainment One
Omega George, Entertainment One’s Director, Marketing, Label Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Music shares, “Thirty-five times has this industry joined together with record labels, executives, fans, media outlets and more to celebrate veterans to emerging artists as well key entities that make up our genre. This year’s celebration may have been different, but it didn’t prevent us from embracing the emergence of creativity and innovation. We witnessed our genre and artists make incredible strides of progression. It was nothing short of amazing to see our own; Jonathan McReynolds, Todd Dulaney, James Fortune, JJ Hairston, Pastor John P Kee and Keyla Richardson represent the genre of Gospel music during the most critical season that many of us have ever been a part of before. Congratulations to everyone! I’m excited to see where we are advancing to.”
As previously announced by the Stellar Awards, Jonathan McReynolds and the show’s co-hosts visited first responder heroes on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Dallas, Nashville and Chicago, expressing gratitude for their sacrifice and bestowing commemorative Stellar Awards lapel pins in honor of their service. In addition, several healthcare professionals and civic organizations were highlighted for their efforts to combat the deadly pandemic. The segments were made possible with the generous support of sponsors AT&T, State Farm, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, McDonalds, and AARP. -
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson serves as producer and director for this year's award show. The Stellar Awards is presented by AT&T and recognizes the year's best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.
To relive all of the highlights, viewers can watch the Stellar Awards in national broadcast syndication in 210 markets starting August 29 – September 27 (check local listings). For more information on Entertainment One visit www.entertainmentone.com.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
About Central City Productions
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson will produce and direct this year's award show. Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television producer and syndicator of its exclusively owned African-American programming. Celebrating over 50 years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP's award-winning television programs include The Stellar Awards (www.thestellarawards.com), Black Music Honors (www.blackmusichonors.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, The Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), and Stellar Sunday (www.stellarsundays.com), among many others.